Chipmunk

I accidentally-on-purpose spilled some sunflower seeds when I refilled the bird feeder, just to see who was awake. Surprisingly, the seeds remained untouched for about two days, then this fellow appeared… and cleaned them up in a matter of minutes.

Spring is on its way, despite the recent storms!

Chipmunk with sunflower seeds
Chipmunk with sunflower seeds

Taken with the Sony DSC-H5 zoomed in all the way (12x) through the 1.7x tele-adapter. It’s not a great combination, but it’s better than no picture at all. This is a crop of about the middle half of the image, with a touch of unsharp mask, then scaled down 2:1 for improved webbishness. After all that, it’s a wonder you don’t mistake the critter for a moose…